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North Dakota Century Code Title 15.1. Elementary and Secondary Education § 15.1-19-17. Bullying--Definition

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As used in sections 15.1-19-17 through 15.1-19-22:

1. “Bullying” means:

a. Conduct that occurs in a public school, on school district premises, in a district owned or leased schoolbus or school vehicle, or at any public school or school district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event and which:

(1) Is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with the student's educational opportunities;

(2) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of harm;

(3) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of damage to property of the student;  or

(4) Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the public school;  or

b. Conduct received by a student while the student is in a public school, on school district premises, in a district owned or leased schoolbus or school vehicle, or at any public school or school district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event and which:

(1) Is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with the student's educational opportunities;

(2) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of harm;

(3) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of damage to property of the student;  or

(4) Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the public school;  or

c. Conduct received or sent by a student through the use of an electronic device while the student is outside a public school, off school district premises, and off school district owned or leased property which:

(1) Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of:

(a) Harm;  or

(b) Damage to property of the student;  and

(2) Is so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive the conduct substantially interferes with the student's educational opportunities or substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the public school.

2. “Conduct” includes the use of technology or other electronic media.

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